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The New Udonian Weekly is the primary international and domestic news publishing company, with its headquarters located on New Udonian soil.

The New Udonian Weekly reports on domestic events and international events which are of concern to its readers. The New Udonian Weekly accepts no donations from organizations, individuals whom donate to The New Udonian Weekly will not gain a favorable publishing, as The New Udonian Weekly is strongly committed to anti-corruption and the free press.

The New Udonian Weekly Goes International

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The New Udonian Weekly has gone international! Previously only available to residents of the Federation of New Udonia, The New Udonian Weekly is now available for international readership. This move was determined by the company's leadership, after noticing the positive effects of the Federation's Department of State opening the nation to international cooperation. Such a move to the international arena has not been taken lightly, and The New Udonian Weekly will strive for the upmost quality in its publishings.
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Parents Birth Tax Credits

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Recent legislation has severely improved life for new parents, if you live in New Udonia. According the the New Udonia Department of Legislation's summary on the legislation, all new parents will see significant improvements to the quality of family life.
In order to foster human growth and development, all new parents will be granted tax credits upon the birth of their first child and receive a permanent bonus significant reduction on their future taxes. This reduction shall be 5% of their respective income tax until their death. This bonus shall be granted to those who act as the guardian of the child, thereby the bonus will not be granted to the counterpart in the situation of single-parentship. The bonus will not be granted in the situation that the mother and the father give the child up for adoption.

Some have the concern that this will encourage immigration and racial intermarriage in order to gain a better income tax rate.
According to the President and the Secretary of State, that is exactly what the government wants.
We need to guarantee that the state seeks to develop human growth rather than constrict it. The worst thing a nation can have is a negative birth rate. No matter how much is invested in social services and healthcare, eventually the nation will go extinct. Encouraging reproduction in a safe and legal manner, will not encourage everyone to have dozens of children for the sake of tax credits. The legislation is only for the firstborn, as it is a way of rewarding those who take the initial leap into becoming parents. - President, Brenden N. Davis

Do I believe this will lead to immigration and interracial marriage? Yes, that would be amazing, as new human genomes are always a blessing. - Secretary of State, Praskoviya T. Nika


Solomon Street Starting to Shine

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Recent developments with the International Embassy Program has led New Udonia to welcome four sovereign nations to Solomon Street.

Which nations have constructed their embassies on Solomon Street?

The Dominion of Barfleur
The Realm of Yohannes
The State of Ariwana
The Almazic Empire of Wolflandil

Will this lead to successful international cooperation? New Udonia is divided on the matter, as for decades we have been rebuilding in the slow haven of isolationism.

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Duilio Independence Referendum to Proceed

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Breaking news. The Duilio independence referendum has been authorized to proceed.

Obviously, there are multiple trains of thought on this development.

We will be including the words of an anonymous Separatist and a Unionist, alongside an exclusive quote from Socorro's El Presidente Machado.

This is a great victory for the Duilio people. Duilio has always been separate from Socorro. We don't hate our Socorran brothers and sisters, we just want the chance to thrive on our own, a chance to put Duilio ideals first. It is time for Duilio to leave its status as a sub-district behind and embrace its true potential as an independent entity. We can't wait for the referendum, it'll be the first step toward freedom. Libertà per Duilio! - Anonymous Socorran Separatist


This is a terrible development. With the potential threat of the Socorran Liberation Front on the rise, this will only give their insanity ever more fuel. I believe the Duilio should negotiate for a higher status, or even yet, an independent District. A totally independent nation? We will lose the security of our borders and access to the rich tropical regions inside Duilio. I will be voting against this proposal. Socorro, indiviso! - Anonymous Socorran Unionist


As promised, we have an exclusive comment from Socorro's El Presidente.

The people of Duilio have every right to feel the need to divorce themselves. However, this separation must be carried our in a peaceful, stable, and mutually beneficial manner for all peoples. We must guarantee that no support is given to the anarchy and the radicals who wish to destroy our peace. - Socorro El Presidente, Joaquina F. Machado


Katashi Preparing for... What?

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- BREAKING NEWS -

Sources alongside the Katashi-Socorran border have reported mass military movement toward the border. Cross-border communication remains silent, although the Department of Armed Forces is allegedly attempting to contact Katashi authorities for the motivation of this movement. Katashi-Socorran conflicts have remained at an all-time low near the border of Katashi, in recent years, which makes this recent development all the more disturbing.

Intelligence reports claim that Katashi doesn't have access to any long-scale ballistic measures. So if there was an incident, the majority of Socorrans are safely out of harm's way. Of course, there are settlements alongside the border and within the Duilio sub-district and its neighboring sub-districts which could theoretically be endangered if there was a war.

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Duilio, Independent!

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The transference of power and logistics has been completed. It has been a week since the results of the referendum spread across the Federation. This has been carried out by a unique tactical partnering between the Department of State and the Department of Records. We have exclusive quotes from both secretaries.

First, I would like to thank the Duilio Separatist Party for their planning of such an independent state, months before the referendum. Such foresight has allowed us to avoid embarrassment setbacks and potential civil unrest. Duilio will retain the sub-region of Duilio, however the southern border will be retained by the Federation until negotiations can be completed. Duilio will retain all Civil Defense and Aerodefense infrastructure within Duilio until Duilio has properly organized its defensive capabilities. - Secretary Praskoviya T. Nika


What a nightmare. Thankfully several members of our management staff foresaw such a political development ahead of time, and we were able to complete such a transference through the pairing of coffee and overtime. I will be authorizing tiered vacation weeks for every employee of the Department of Records for their loyal dedication. - Secretary Su R. Yu


The Separatist Party of Duilio, now the National Party of Duilio, shall be releasing important information to the public as elections are scheduled sometime this week.

Katashi Border Standoff

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Katashi armed forces, as seen in the beige vehicles, patrol along a rudimentary "border", while vigilantly watched by members of the Civil Defense unit, in green.
Katashi refuses to communicate with authorities, leading to a very tense situation at the Katashi border. Katashi's military forces declined to comment on the situation to our journalists. We have interviewed the local commander, of the Civil Defense unit, on his thoughts.

Now that Duilio is gone, this can't last very much longer. I'm not sure what game the Supreme Commander is playing, however he is the only one playing. They are wasting fuel, for what? We'll let em drive along the restricted road, heck if they want to step two feet on our land, so be it. The moment they launch a projectile, you'll be sure we will do something.
- Anonymous Commander of the Civil Defense


Federal Chamber: War Criminals or Whistleblowers

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According to the Federal Chamber, New Udonia will begin disregarding certain aspects of international law. This sounds like a terrible idea, right? According to the Warden of the Federation, it is all perfectly legal.

We knew this would happen the moment we told the big league players "no". That's why we documented everything. We have made such information public, not in an attempt to declare "war" on the World Assembly, but to shine a light on obvious corruption. New Udonia respects international law as long as it respects law. The moment law becomes a rhetoric fantasy, those who claim to uphold justice can't uphold such a mockery of law. - Warden Magdalena A. Hafner


Still unconvinced? Who could blame you, especially if you don't live in the Federation on a daily basis. No worries, NUW has gained access to the public documentation of such activities, they may be viewed at this link.

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Duilio X Katashi? Allies or Frenenemies?

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The rumors are true. Duilio has signed a treaty with Katashi. The question is, why?

It may be too early to analyze, however Premier Segreti was only too happy to address our request for comment.

Both Duilio and Katashi have a common goal. Placing society's needs above the needs of the elite. This treaty, dictating strictly simple straight borders is just logical. The Federation has no business dictating to us how we take care of our people. That is why we will be rid of their annoying presence after 72 hours, if they keep their side of the bargain. - Duilio Premier Segreti


We also managed to capture a rare quote from the Supreme Leader himself.

This mutually beneficial deal will enable both parties to engage in trade without relying on the oppressive forces of capitalism. The people of Duilio and Katashi see each other as equals, not as rivals or children. - Katashi Supreme Leader


The New Udonian Secretary of State could not be reached for comment, apparently annoyed at her personal failure on the televised conference.

NUAF Demobilizing

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Members of the New Udonian Civil Defense and Army are rapidly traveling toward the Duilio/Federation border. As photographed, a detachment of Socorran Civil Guard is making the long trip across land. The Army is utilizing the Air Force's 3rd Airlift Squadron and the Air Force Reserve's 4th Airlift Squadron to swiftly extract all personnel, vehicles, and equipment.

Duilio citizens have observed small re-deployments to the Shanti border. We do not have information on whether this will change the outcome of the demobilization treaty.

Current reports claim that the New Udonian Armed Forces Navy's 3rd Command Formation and the Navy Reserve's 4th Command Formation have been deployed. All information related to the purpose of such deployment is currently highly restricted and therefore can not be verified.

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Meet New Udonia's New Neighbor: New Shanti

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Lots of stuff has happened over the past months, so let's not delay. The People's Republic of Duilio declared independence in a record-breaking referendum, which New Udonia respected the results of. Duilio allied itself with the Socialist Republic of Katashi and shifted borders in order to give Katashi the entire southern side of the Duilio peninsula. This meant that Duilio supported Katashi's annexation of Shanti, the peaceful anarcho-demarchy on the southeastern corner of the contested peninsula.

New Udonia's Armed Forces mobilized in order to facilitate the mass migration of the Shanti to the Socorran border, an unprecedented logistical undertaking. The Baron of Neta offered the Shanti people refuge on a large formerly uninhabited island (it only held the Baron's estate) under the jurisdiction of Neta. The Shanti people, those willing to travel, have completed their journey and currently reside in New Shanti, the newest sovereign nation to appear in the hemisphere.

While Shanti didn't have an effective legal system, as it was an anarcho-demarchy, New Shanti has been established as a voluntaryist-community meaning that residents are legally bound to abide by the legislation. Anyone wishing to become a member of New Shanti has to sign a social contract, which details their rights and requirements from living in New Shanti.

The Guru of Shanti retired from his de facto position as the leader of the Shanti people. We secured a quote from him, as detailed below.

New Shanti is a new phase for the Shanti people. I have completed my mission on keeping the spirit of Shanti alive. I am retiring to focus on my spirituality and will not be actively participating in the direction of New Shanti, that is for the next generation of Shanti to pursue. The Shanti people and myself are forever grateful to the altruism demonstrated by the Baron of Neta. - Sudhir N. Gupta / The Guru of Shanti


New Udonia has committed to assisting New Shanti in its role as a sovereign nation.

Shanti Annexed by Katashi

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The Socialist Republic of Katashi patiently waited for the last New Udonian forces to exit its planned borders before pushing forward to claim its reward. A few Shanti remained behind, hoping that Katashi would allow them to keep their way of life. New Udonia had cleared an airfield and left behind a single transport plane with enough room in-case every remaining Shanti wished to back out. The Katashi refused to recognize Shanti's independence and claimed that they were all now citizens of Katashi.

About half of the remaining Shanti now decided to leave for New Shanti. New Udonia had communicated clear instructions to Katashi that if any Shanti individual wished to leave, Katashi must escort them to the edge of the airfield. Katashi complied, knowing well in full that New Udonia could have stopped their annexation if they wanted to, although both sides would suffer heavy casualties. Not a single person was reported to have died, although several injuries were reported due to melee clashes between overeager Katashi and New Udonian forces.

New Duilio?

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The People's Republic of Duilio has reportedly changed its national colors. While before their grey and crimson flag carried the emblem of a rose of socialism and a wreath, it has now been replaced with the fist of socialism and a wreath. Some of New Udonia's youth has begun the hashtag #EdgyDuilio, but it seems that Duilio's populace has taken offense, which has ignited social media drama. Duilio, you promised to give equally to everyone, so thank you for giving us all laughter.

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Rest In Peace El Presidente

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The Socorran leader is dead. While returning from a trip to Duilio her flight was downed by Socorran Liberation Forces. One individual miraculously survived, although her name is being withheld on the order of the Department of Homeland Security. Socorro is mourning their beloved leader, rest in peace Joaquina Fabiola Machado. A nation is leaderless, a husband is widowed, and a daughter is motherless.

Machado's funeral was held today in Cardona. The event was televised, for both accessibility and security purposes. While the majority of Socorrans were allowed to express their condolences in person, the majority of non-Socorran New Udonians were advised to remain at home due to the threat posed by the SLF. High-ranking officials both federal and district streamed their condolences. They claimed that if all of the leadership were to travel to the location, it would only be asking for a second attack. One high-profile non-Socorran attended the event in-person, Secretary of State Praskoviya Tatiana Nika. Secretary Nika was willing to allow us to take a quote from her at the funeral, the first time since the Gioconda incident.

Joaquina was a light. She excelled grace and humility in all of her actions, even when faced with threats against herself and her family. She was a honorable wife, a loving mother, and a selfless leader. Now, I have a message for her murderers. You are not Socorran or Duilio. You have betrayed the ideals you pretend to uphold. Surrender now and you may still be spared. - Praskoviya T. Nika / Secretary of State


Beautiful words for Machado's friends and a harsh warning for her foes.

Breaking News

  • Elections for Socorran leadership expected shortly.
  • The Bureau of the Army burns the width of the Socorran-Duilio land border on orders of the Federal Chamber. The plan is to cut off all SLF border-crossings.
  • The Department of State has instituted a complete travel ban on all travel between Duilio and Socorro. It is claimed that this travel ban is only temporary, as it will be canceled when the SLF has been eradicated.
  • New Shanti's Shanti express their grief over Joaquina Fabiola Machado's death.

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - MLKJ
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